Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos or Community?

Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080700068X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.
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Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos Or Community?

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807000762

Category: History

Page: 223

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The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.
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Summary of Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos Or Community? (King Legacy) by Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Abbey Beathan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781646154142

Category: Study Aids

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Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Book Summary - Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) The final manuscript by Martin Luther King, Jr. A brilliant manifesto that describes the path that America should have taken. It was 1967, and King needed some time in isolation in order to get his creative juices flowing and fully focus on creating a plan that could shift America towards the right direction. He went to Jamaica in a house without a phone and in his time of solitude, his last manuscript was born. Take a look at King's last message of hope. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to re-educate themselves out of their racial ignorance." - Martin Luther King Jr A cry to stop global suffering. In this detailed plan, King talked about America's future and the things that must be improved in order to create a better nation. He talked about how to offer better jobs, higher wages, better housing and education. He focused on the most important points that if addressed in the right way, will guarantee the evolution of America into something completely incredible. Gain access to the thoughts of one of the most iconic figures of America. P.S. Where Do We Go from Here is an outstanding book that talks about King's plans for the future. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan
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The Radical King

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807034525

Category: History

Page: 320

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A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X “The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies. . . . The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution—a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens. . . . Could it be that we know so little of the radical King because such courage defies our market-driven world?” —Cornel West, from the Introduction Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, “Although much of America did not know the radical King—and too few know today—the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' . . . This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize.” From the Hardcover edition.
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"In a Single Garment of Destiny"

A Global Vision of Justice

Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807086061

Category: History

Page: 272

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An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King—in his own words Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as “a southern civil rights leader” or “an American Gandhi,” thus ignoring his impact on poor and oppressed people around the world. "In a Single Garment of Destiny" is the first book to treat King's positions on global liberation struggles through the prism of his own words and activities. From the pages of this extraordinary collection, King emerges not only as an advocate for global human rights but also as a towering figure who collaborated with Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert J. Luthuli, Thich Nhat Hanh, and other national and international figures in addressing a multitude of issues we still struggle with today—from racism, poverty, and war to religious bigotry and intolerance. Introduced and edited by distinguished King scholar Lewis Baldwin, this volume breaks new ground in our understanding of King.
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"In an Inescapable Network of Mutuality"

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Globalization of an Ethical Ideal

Author: Lewis V. Baldwin,Paul R. Dekar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610974344

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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The scholarship on Martin Luther King Jr. has too often cast him in the image of the Southern black preacher and the American Gandhi, while ignoring or trivializing his global connections and significance. This groundbreaking work, written by scholars, religious leaders, and activists of different backgrounds, addresses this glaring pattern of neglect in King studies. King is treated here as both a global figure and a forerunner of much of what is currently associated with contemporary globalization theory and praxis. The contributors to this volume agree that King must be understood not only as a thinker, visionary, and social change agent in his own historical context, but also in terms of his meaning for the different generations who still appeal to him as an authority, inspiration, and model of exemplary service to humanity. The task of engaging King both in context and beyond context is fulfilled in remarkable ways in this volume, without doing essential violence to this phenomenal figure.
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The Domestication of Martin Luther King Jr.

Clarence B. Jones, Right-Wing Conservatism, and the Manipulation of the King Legacy

Author: Lewis V. Baldwin,Rufus Burrow

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610979540

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Clarence B. Jones, close King advisor and draft speechwriter, has done much to reinforce a conservative hijacking of King's image with the publication of his controversial books What Would Martin Say? (2008) and Behind the Dream (2011). King emerges from Jones's books not as a prophetic radical who attacked systemic racial injustice, economic exploitation, and wars of aggression, but as a fiercely conservative figure who would oppose affirmative action and illegal immigration. The Domestication of Martin Luther King Jr. offers a critique of Jones's work and the larger effort on the part of right-wing conservatives to make King a useful symbol, or the sacred aura, in a protracted campaign to promote their own agenda for America. This work establishes the need to rethink King's legacy of ideas and activism and its importance for our society and culture. Contributors include: Lewis V. Baldwin Rufus Burrow Jr. Adam Fairclough Walter Earl Fluker Shirley T. Geiger Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan Michael G. Long Rosetta E. Ross George Russell Seay Jr. Traci C. West
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Born on Third Base

A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good

Author: Chuck Collins

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor--all while retreating into enclaves that separate them further and further from the poor and working class. On the other side, those who find it increasingly difficult to keep up or get ahead lash out--waging a rhetorical war against the rich and letting anger and resentment, however justifiable, keep us from seeing new potential solutions. But can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society's wealth is pooling at the very top of the wealth ladder? Does anyone, including the one percent, really want to live in a society plagued by economic apartheid? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. Collins calls for a ceasefire and invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder. Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Readers meet pioneers who are crossing the divide to work together in new ways, including residents in the author's own Boston-area neighborhood who have launched some of the most interesting community transition efforts in the nation. In the end, Collins's national and local solutions not only challenge inequality but also respond to climate change and offer an unexpected, fresh take on one of our most intransigent problems.
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"Thou, Dear God"

Prayers that Open Hearts and Spirits

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807086037

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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Collects sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr., covering such situations as spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity, times of trial, uncertain times, and social justice.
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